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Couples face off to break 46-hour kissing record

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Laksana Tiranara, left, takes an energy drink while kissing her husband Akechai Tiranarat during the World's Longest Continuous Kiss Competition in Pattaya, southeastern Thailand, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012.

Lips locked at all times — including for bathroom breaks and meals — is the less than romantic challenge facing Thai couples trying for the kiss to blow away all kisses at a Valentine's Day marathon.

Seven couples have brought their lips together in the Thai beach resort of Pattaya, some 62 miles southeast of Bangkok, hoping to break the world record for longest continuous kiss, which currently stands at nearly two days.  The marathon kicked off on Sunday and will go through Valentine's Day, with prizes and glory for the pair that manages to hold out longer than 46 hours, 24 minutes and nine seconds.

 

Couples in Thailand have squared off in a contest to break the world record for the longest kiss. TODAY.com's Richard Lui reports.

See previous world record PhotoBlog posts and our 2012 Guinness World Record slideshow.